LA Foster Care Contractor Alleged of Financial Mismanagement and Child Abuse

12 Jun

A vote by the LA County Board of Supervisors cancelled a contractual relationship that had been in existance for decades with a foster care agency.  The reasoning behind the cancellations were the allegations of financial mismanagement and child abuse at the hands of the staff.  

The Agency in question in known as Teens Happy Homes.  The major concern brought to the board’s attention were that many teens were living in unsafe conditions.  After initial investigation two supervisors moved to end the relationship but struggled to get a third supervisor’s support. At its Tuesday meeting, the board unanimously canceled the contract without comment.

While this decision by the Board is in the best interest of the children; the end result is placing a further stress on the an already extended system. Officials hope that most of Teens’ children can remain with their current parents under a new foster care provider, but they worry some may drop out.

Officials believe that the abuse is actually larger than what has been reported, and is a problem within the system.  

 

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